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KH Auxiliary donates $30,000 for Express Care project

Posted: September 26, 2014 1:14 p.m.
Updated: September 29, 2014 1:00 a.m.
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Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Treasurer Pat Godwin (second front left) presents a $30,000 check to interim KershawHealth CEO Terry Gunn (left) to cover construction costs of the hospital’s new Express Care area adjacent to the emergency department. Looking on are Auxiliary President Mary Clark (center) and other members of the auxiliary.

Monday’s KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting started off with a generous gift from its Hospital Auxiliary.

At the end of a presentation on the auxiliary’s purpose and activities, Auxiliary President Mary Clark had Auxiliary Treasurer Pat Godwin hand over a $30,000 check to interim KershawHealth CEO Terry Gunn to cover construction costs associated with the healthcare organization’s Express Care emergency department project.

From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Express Care serves as an alternative to the emergency department for those with urgent, but not life-threatening, conditions. The auxiliary’s support funded the Express Care waiting area and triage station, according to a KershawHealth press release.

“We are pleased to support this innovative approach to providing a better experience for patients. In many ways, the Emergency Room and now Express Care are the front doors to our hospital. And we certainly want them to be as welcoming as possible,” Clark said.

Gunn thanked the auxiliary for its generosity during Monday’s meeting.

“This is exciting. We are so glad to be partnered with you on Express Care. As we’ve talked (about), that is truly our front door. More people walk in that door to be seen, treated and receive care and for their friends and family members,” Gunn said. “Because of your generosity, as we apply your funds to that, they’ve got a wonderful place where they can receive that care and we’re just excited about it.”

--Martin L. Cahn



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